Music That Will Scare The Kids :: The Musicology Show :: Vol. 50

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michelle alexanderJust in time for All Hallow’s Eve, our resident Scare Queen (and senior classical music analyst) Michelle Alexander looks at some of the scariest music ever written, ranging from the ominous organ music of Bach and Beethoven’s stormy symphonic pieces through Liszt’s violent piano hammering and then into the creeping atonality of 20th Century composers like George Crumb and Gyorgy Ligeti. She thrusts her hands into the muck of musical fright and dredges up the dissonance and challenged expectations that make for aural horror. (9 mins.)
For the full story, check out the musical samples and a mixtape made especially for trick-or-treaters.

Kevin
(executive producer)

Pandora

The Pandora Team http://www.pandora.com/

9 thoughts on “Music That Will Scare The Kids :: The Musicology Show :: Vol. 50

  1. some of those songs are very scary, but dark ambient songs is way, way more scary than classical music (well htere are some dark ambient songs put classical music influences on it).

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